8 Reales - Fernando VII Durango - Royalist coinage

Features

Issuer Mexico
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1811-1814
Value 8 Reales (8)
Currency Real (1535-1897)
Composition Silver (.903)
Weight 27.07 g
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 74798
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 110.1
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Armored laureate bust right.

Lettering:
FERDIN * VII * DEI * GRATIA
*1812*

Translation: Fernando 7th by the grace of God

Reverse

Crowned arms shield flanked by columns.

Lettering: •HISPAN•ET IND•REX•D•8R•R•M•

Translation:
King of Spain and the Indies
Durango 8 Reales RM

Comments

Although similar in design to KM#110, these .1 coins were made by Loyalists in their region to show support for the Crown. So the design is but a mere copy of the Mexico City one.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1811 D RM Very rare.
1812 D RM
1814 D MZ

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